National Houseplant Appreciation Day - January 10
Tue Jan 10th

National Houseplant Appreciation Day

Planting house plants is one of the easiest ways to improve a space. Many of us will skip some of our regular activities, including houseplant care, during the busy holidays. On January 10th, National Houseplant Appreciation Day serves as a reminder to give your houseplants a little extra attention to keep them flourishing.

Many with green thumbs know that having houseplants comes with many health benefits, some of which are even supported by science.

Houseplant benefits

  • Boost productivity – According to some studies, indoor plants can increase productivity and results in the workplace and in school
  • Caring for plants has therapeutic benefits. Reduce anxiety – Caring for plants provides therapeutic benefits. Indoor gardening can help to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and dementia, which are similar to outdoor gardening
  • Plants can improve indoor air quality, according to a report published in 1989 by NASA that showed that plants can improve indoor air quality. This report makes sense since we all know from elementary science that plants consume carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. The more plants you have, the more effective they are at improving air quality. Specific plant species are more effective than others, as well as others. For example, Boston ferns, spider plants, ficus, rubber trees, and bamboo palms clean the air more effectively than other plants
  • Improved humidity – Especially in dryer climates and in the winter months – as plants release moisture into the air, they raise the humidity in a room. Humidity raises a household's comfort level, and we can also breathe more easily when the humidity in our homes is balanced. In addition, plants are prettier than humidifiers

As you can see, houseplants are a lot to be appreciated. Houseplants provide the outdoors inside, where it can be enjoyed all year round, in addition to these benefits. They infuse our homes with color.

You don't have to have a green thumb to care for houseplants either. Start with forgiving plants such as pathos, philodendron, sansevieria, or spider plant. These plants will bounce back if you forget to water them, and they will not whine if you mistakenly overwater them.

How to celebrate #houseplantappreciationday

Give your plants some love on National Houseplant Appreciation Day. Check their soil, make sure their roots are healthy, and then maybe talk to them. We also recommend: We also recommend: We also recommend:

  • Adding to your plant collection
  • Pruning overgrown plants and selling the cuttings for trade
  • Joining a plant group. These organizations support plant lovers in trying to troubleshoot plant problems. They also offer plant swaps for cuttings and full-size plants
  • For the first time, buying a plant for the first time. Be sure to pick plants that are not harmful to pets and children
  • Taking a class. You can learn how to care for plants, access resources, and increase your horticulture knowledge
  • Images of your plant collection are shared on your website

Be sure to join the discussion by using #HouseplantAppreciationDay on social media.

The national houseplant appreciation day is the first in the United States' national houseplant appreciation day

In 2012, the Gardening Network introduced National Houseplant Appreciation Day to help keep houseplants flourishing through the winter months. The day also celebrates all of the benefits of growing houseplants.

Houseplant FAQ

Q. Do houseplants need a lot of care? Q. Do houseplants need a lot of attention?

A. Most houseplants do not need a lot of attention, and they do not need a lot of attention. They mainly need water, light, and occasional fertilizer. They may need pruning or repotting as they grow.

Q. Is succulents easy to grow?

A. Many succulents are easy to grow. Overwatering is usually a problem for succulents. The key is to let the soil dry out between waterings and then give them a refreshing drink of water. The soil shouldn't necessarily be moist. While succulents are warm and receive consistent light, their light requirements vary, succulents flourish when they are warm and receive consistent light. Place your succulent near a well-lit window or under a lamp that is on at least 6 hours per day.

Q. I have a lot of plants. Is there a good way to organize them? Is there a convenient way to do it?

A. Plant enthusiasts know that organizing plants can be difficult. It's vital to ensure that all the plants get the right amount of light and are easy to care for. Placing the plants on a beaten rack is one way to do this. A baker's rack is particularly useful for this purpose.